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Making WASH in Schools more sustainable - Case Stories from SuSanA Partners

Wendland, C., Rieck, C., Roenitzsch, S., van Epps, A. (2014)

Published in: 2014
Pages: 32


Wendland, C., Rieck, C., Roenitzsch, S., van Epps, A.

Uploaded by:
Christian Rieck

Partner profile:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


This publication showcases various approaches, both practical and innovative, to provide sustainable WASH solutions in schools around the world. The stories are not limited to the construction of water and sanitation systems but also show how these systems are operated and maintained through active involvement of pupils, teachers, cleaning staff and community members. In some cases, awareness is raised for the accountability of functioning WASH facilities among school children and teachers, which can lead to empowered school communities taking responsibility and consequent actions to improve the situation themselves.

The stories presented here shall raise awareness about the importance of ensuring access to WASH and in particular sanitation in school settings among decision-makers, planners and practitioners working in and with schools and interested people around the globe. They will also shed light on the good work that is being done by SuSanA members and partners.

Case 1 Colombia - Piloting Ecosan in a Rural School / El Bosque University &
Stockholm Environment Institute
Case 2 Germany - School Competition ”Toiletten machen Schule“ / German Toilet Organization
Case 3 India - Putting Sanitation First / Wherever the Need
Case 4 Kenya - Peepoo School Program / Peepoople AB
Case 5 Mexico- SWASH+ program / Sarar Transformación
Case 6 Moldova - Water and Sanitation Safety Plan Programme / WECF / Ormax
Case 7 Philippines - The Fit For School Program / GIZ
Case 8 Rwanda - Water for People
Case 9 S outh Africa - Social Franchising Partnerships for O&M / Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research, Water Research Commission of South Africa &
Amanz‘ abantu Services
Case 10 Ukraine - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity Program / WECF & Mama86
Case 11 Zambia - Sustainable School Sanitation Concept / German Toilet Organization,
WASAZA/BORDA & Pestalozzi Zambia Children‘s Trust
Case 12 Zimbabwe - Teaching Ecological Sanitation in Schools / Aquamor (Private) Limited

This is volume 1; a volume 2 exists as well, see link below

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Wendland, C., Rieck, C., Roenitzsch, S., van Epps, A. (2014). Making WASH in Schools more sustainable - Case Stories from SuSanA Partners. SuSanA

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